1. Uruguay ratifies the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)

    05 June 2014

    Uruguay has ratified 15 occupational safety and health Conventions

  2. The Lao People’s Democratic Republic ratifies the ILO Night Work Convention

    04 June 2014

    This brings to 13 the total number of countries that ratified the Night Work Convention, 1990 (No. 171) which covers nearly all night workers and grants them special protection

  3. Switzerland ratifies the Maternity Protection Convention (No. 183)

    04 June 2014

    Switzerland became the 29th member State to ratify this essential instrument for equality which guarantees protection for women workers during maternity

  4. Mauritius ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    30 May 2014

    Mauritius is the 60th ILO Member State, and the 6th member State of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, to ratify this Convention

  5. Argentina ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2014

    Argentina is the third Latin American country to ratify this landmark Convention, after Panama and Nicaragua.

  6. Colombia ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

    12 May 2014

    Colombia is the fourteenth ILO member State and the eight Latin American member State to ratify this instrument that seeks to improve the working and living conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  7. Albania ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) and the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167)

    24 April 2014

  8. New measures to protect seafarers

    11 April 2014

    The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

  9. The Republic of the Congo ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    07 April 2014

    The Republic of the Congo is the 57th member State of the ILO, and the ninth African State – after Liberia, Gabon, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa – that ratified the MLC, 2006.

  10. Abandoned, but not alone

    07 April 2014

    ILO News visits the crew of the B Ladybug, who have been stranded off the coast of Malta for almost a year after their ship owner went bankrupt. The provision of financial security for abandoned seafarers and the issue of compensation are two key topics under discussion this week at the ILO.